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We believe that our spiritual pursuits inspire service. The Chapel is thus a servant to the common good, not just of the High Point University campus but the wider High Point community and the world.

The Board of Stewards is a student leadership group that shapes the life and witness of Hayworth Chapel. They lead in five ways: worship, service, philanthropy, study/growth and witness/outreach. Each Board member dedicates themselves to one of these categories each year.

The Board of Stewards oversee the offering collected during weekly Chapel, directing to serve the people of High Point. Over the 2021-2022 academic year, the Board of Stewards raised more than $25,000 for local High Point social services, specifically the Salvation Army Angel Tree Project and Leslie’s House of West End Ministries. The fall philanthropy is Salvation Army Angel Tree. The Board enjoys partnering with other students, professors and organizations in order to support the Angels we are assigned. Additionally, the Board of Stewards hosted the second annual Gala and Silent Auction in partnership with the Chapel Office in order to raise funds to support West End Ministries in the Spring. 

Students can apply to be a part of the Board of Stewards in the fall of each academic year. Members are selected based upon demonstration of leadership qualities, desire to serve and commitment to Christian discipleship. For more information about becoming a member of the Board of Stewards visit our Instagram, @hpuboardofstewards or contact Taylor Ann O’Connor (President) or Abbie Matthews (Vice President)

“Each week, services in the Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel are packed with students, faculty, and staff who commune together in a time of Christian fellowship. Without question or exception, these Chapel services nourish our souls and feed our hearts. These stewards of Christian service stand as examples to the rest of the campus. We are grateful for their commitment to the University, and we give them our full support.”

—Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU President


2019-2020 Board of Stewards Members

MemberReligious AffiliationYear
Claire BarnesBaptistFreshman
Jackson BarnesNon-DenominationalGraduate
Esther BowmanChurch of ChristSophomore
Karis BrownJunior
Chris Czerwinski MethodistJunior
Ann Claire EdwardsBaptist Senior
Justin FrederickGraduate
Trevor GauronskiGraduate
Caleb GoodwinFreshman
Kody LambethFreshman
Anna HankinsBaptistJunior
Abbie MathewsBaptistSenior
Keira McQuillanAnglicanJunior
Lauren McAteeJunior
Taylor Ann O'ConnorMethodistJunior
Thomas OwensFreshman
Patrick ParkerFreshman
Davis PriceSenior
Ivy ScottBaptistFreshman
Ben SheltonMethodistFreshman
Ira SnellBaptistJunior
Emma WagonerSophomore
MacKenzie WilesNon-DenominationalSenior
Alina ZimavayaFreshman
Carly ZimmermanMethodistJunior
Lena HetrickSophomore
Meredith DayFreshman
Sophia StatutoCatholicSophomore
Sydney LitwillerFreshman